Christmas report cards – Sydney South West

 

Club Name: Hills Triathlon Club

Series Name: Red Army

Leaderboard position: 1st

 

Season Performances

 

Round 1 – Hills Duathlon = 1st

Round 2 – Nepean Triathlon = 2nd

Round 3 – Kurnell #1 = 2nd

Round 4 – Hills Garmin Series = 1st

 

Christmas Review

The favourites heading into the inaugural Sydney South West Interclub have delivered so far. The calendar will get harder for the Red Army after Christmas but they have opened up a very health 47.5 point lead which could be enough.

 

Key Race = Club Champs (March 16th)

Hills are after their third Club Champs title in a row. If they manage it, they will all but seal the Sydney South West Interclub championship in the process.

 

MVP RACE = Dave Mcewan (8 PTS)

 

Club Name: Panthers Triathlon Club

Series Name: Panthers

Leaderboard position: 2nd 

 

Season Performances

 

Round 1 – Hills Duathlon = 2nd 

Round 2 – Nepean Triathlon = 1st 

Round 3 – Kurnell #1 = 5th

Round 4 – Hills Garmin Series = 2nd 

 

Christmas Review

Panthers lead the chasing pack. Victory at the Nepean Triathlon the highlight of the season so far for the club from Penrith. Should start 2019 with a bang as the first Saturday of the year is a home race for them.

 

Key Race = Club Champs (March 16th)

Haven’t fared too well at Club Champs of late, if they are to put pressure on Hills and maintain 2nd, a strong showing in Orange is a must.

 

MVP RACE = Aimee Carlin (4.5 PTS)

 

Club Name: Cronulla Triathlon Club

Series Name: Sharks

Leaderboard position: 3rd  

 

Season Performances

 

Round 1 – Hills Duathlon = 7th  

Round 2 – Nepean Triathlon = 5th  

Round 3 – Kurnell #1 = 1st 

Round 4 – Hills Garmin Series = 3rd  

 

Christmas Review

The Sharks are in the hunt largely thanks to a superb performance at Kurnell #1. If they can repeat at Kurnell #2 and with the hometown Richie Walker Aquathlon also on the calendar early in 2019, they soon could be right on the heels of the Red Army.

 

Key Race = Big Husky (February 24th)

The third event of 2019 is Big Husky which follows Kurnell #2 and the Richie Walker Aquathlon, two events in which the Sharks could potentially dominate. 

 

MVP RACE = Phil Baigent, Joel Wooldridge, Chris Wooldridge (4 PTS)

 

Club Name: Macarthur Triathlon Club

Series Name: Team Mac Tri

Leaderboard position: 4th   

 

Season Performances

 

Round 1 – Hills Duathlon = 2nd   

Round 2 – Nepean Triathlon = 4th   

Round 3 – Kurnell #1 = 3rd  

Round 4 – Hills Garmin Series = 3rd  

 

Christmas Review

Macarthur have been incredibly consistent so far. They find themselves just six points behind the Panthers in 2nd and there are no signs that they will slow down in 2019.

 

Key Race = Richie Walker Aquathlon (February 9th)

Macarthur often perform well at the Cronulla based event, if they can again this year, it should set them up for a top 3 finish come the end of the season.

 

MVP RACE = Rachel Eagles (5.5 PTS)

 

Club Name: Balance & UTS Triathlon Club

Series Name: Bolt

Leaderboard position: 5th   

 

Season Performances

 

Round 1 – Hills Duathlon = 10th     

Round 2 – Nepean Triathlon = 3rd    

Round 3 – Kurnell #1 = 4th   

Round 4 – Hills Garmin Series = 5th   

 

Christmas Review

Balance find themselves 5th overall even with two rounds of no score next to their name. Balance are the dark horses for 2019. They may be too far behind Hills to put pressure on them, but the schedule is more to their liking over the next few months and they could definitely push for the runner up spot. Beware the Bolt. 

 

Key Race = Club Champs (March 16th)

Balance love Club Champs and Club Champs love Balance. Don’t be surprised if the Bolt walk away with maximum points to jump up the leaderboard.

 

MVP RACE = Jocie Evison, Travis Shields (4 PTS)

 

Club Name: Concord Triathlon Club

Series Name: Concord TC

Leaderboard position: 6th   

 

Season Performances

 

Round 1 – Hills Duathlon = 4th      

Round 2 – Nepean Triathlon = 9th     

Round 3 – Kurnell #1 = 5th    

Round 4 – Hills Garmin Series = 3rd    

 

Christmas Review

Concord will be pleased with how 2018 went. They find themselves level on points with Balance and will have their eyes firmly fixed on a top 3 finish overall, which is well within their grasp.

 

Key Race = Panthers Tri Club Race (January 5th)

CTC need to start 2019 well.  There are a host of clubs right behind them and Concord will not want to get dragged into a lower half of the table battle. 

 

MVP RACE = Luke Jones (4 PTS)

 

Club Name: Hawkesbury Triathlon Club

Series Name: Hawks

Leaderboard position: 7th   

 

Season Performances

 

Round 1 – Hills Duathlon = 7th       

Round 2 – Nepean Triathlon = 7th      

Round 3 – Kurnell #1 = 6th      

Round 4 – Hills Garmin Series = 4th     

 

Christmas Review

A superb effort by the smallest club in the competition. The Hawks are currently in 7th position thanks to a solid Round 4 which saw them jump ahead of their close rivals. It would be a tremendous achievement if the Hawks can cling on to 7th until the end of the season. However, they are just 7.5 points off 5th, maybe they should be looking up as opposed to over their shoulder.

 

Key Race = Panthers Tri Club Race (January 5th)

A local race for the Hawks, which if all goes well, can get their 2019 and the battle for 7th off to the best possible start.

 

MVP RACE = Chris Barclay, Geoff Luscombe (0.5 PTS)

 

Club Name: LAPD Triathlon Club

Series Name: Lightning

Leaderboard position: 8th    

 

Season Performances

 

Round 1 – Hills Duathlon = 6th        

Round 2 – Nepean Triathlon = 6th       

Round 3 – Kurnell #1 = 6th      

Round 4 – Hills Garmin Series = 5th      

 

Christmas Review

An encouraging start to the season before back to back pointless rounds saw the Lightning drop to 9th. Will still have aspirations of a top 5 finish, especially as they are only 9.5 points adrift after 4 rounds.

 

Key Race = Panthers Tri Club Race (January 5th)

A slow end to 2018 saw LAPD slide down the leaderboard. The PTC race on January 5th presents an early opportunity for LAPD to kick back into gear.

 

MVP RACE = Ben Hill, Eugene Irvin, Annie Simmons, Timothy Molesworth (0.5 PTS)

 

Club Name: FilOz Triathlon Club

Series Name: Eagles

Leaderboard position: 9th      

 

Season Performances

 

Round 1 – Hills Duathlon = 3rd         

Round 2 – Nepean Triathlon = 8th        

Round 3 – Kurnell #1 = 6th      

Round 4 – Hills Garmin Series = 5th      

 

Christmas Review

FilOz were superb in the opening round causing many clubs to sit up and take notice. Have cooled off since then but are capable of causing many more upsets. A top half finish will be the aim for the Eagles and sit just 9.5 points behind 5th

 

Key Race = Big Husky (February 24th)

A fan of the long course, FilOz can use Husky as a launchpad to finish the season strong.

 

MVP RACE = N/A

 

Club Name: Pulse Performance

Series Name: Pulse

Leaderboard position: 10th      

 

Season Performances

 

Round 1 – Hills Duathlon = 9th          

Round 2 – Nepean Triathlon = 11th          

Round 3 – Kurnell #1 = 6th      

Round 4 – Hills Garmin Series = 4th       

 

Christmas Review

Although they are towards the bottom of the leaderboard, Pulse turned in some great performances in 2018 and look set to storm towards a top half finish in 2019. They are just 8.5 points back from 7th.

 

Key Race = Kurnell #2 (January 12th)

Pulse are a regular at Kurnell but didn’t make the most of Kurnell #1 this year. Kurnell #2 could be very different.

 

MVP RACE = Victor Correa (0.5 PTS)

 

Club Name: Engadine Triathlon Club

Series Name: Dingoes

Leaderboard position: 11th      

 

Season Performances

 

Round 1 – Hills Duathlon = 10th          

Round 2 – Nepean Triathlon = 10th         

Round 3 – Kurnell #1 = 6th        

Round 4 – Hills Garmin Series = 5th      

 

Christmas Review

Engadine hardly featured in 2018 but that should change in 2019. Kunrell #2, the Richie Walker Aquathlon and Big Husky are three events that in which Dingoes could make their mark.

 

Key Race = Richie Walker Aquathlon (February 9th)

A local race for the Dingoes who also have a close relationship with Cronulla. Do not be surprised if the Dingoes race towards the top half of the leaderboard off the back of this event.

 

MVP RACE = Jenny Henville (2 PTS)